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Lost Creek Trail (#42)

  

Visitor information, trail and permit signs display at the beginning of Lost Creek Trail.

Access from the Mount Evans State Wildlife area: From the Bear Creek Guard Station, the trail gradually descends and climbs through lodgepole pine, aspen and spruce forest following Lost Creek to the Cub Creek Trail.

At a Glance

Fees A Habitat Stamp is required to enter the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area from the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Permit Info: * A mandatory free self-issuing permit is required for the Mount Evans Wilderness. * Free permits are available at each trailhead or entry point into the wilderness.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Mount Evans Wilderness * Dogs must be on a hand held leash * No motorized or mechanized equipment * Camps, campfires and stock, where allowed, at least 100 feet from water and trails * Group size limited to 15 people and/or 10 pack/stock animals per party * Certified weed-free hay is required for stock
Closest Towns: Evergreen, CO
Water: Stream treat water for drinking.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Operated By: Colorado Division of Wildlife and U.S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Denver, take I-70 west to Evergreen Parkway exit, go 6 miles south on CO 74 to Evergreen Lake, turn right on Upper Bear Creek Rd., 6.5 miles to County Road 480, go 3 miles right on County Road 480. Continue on road 195 to trailhead.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Hiking

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Backpacking

Day Hiking

Access from the Mount Evans State Wildlife area: From the Bear Creek Guard Station, the trail gradually descends and climbs through lodgepole pine, aspen and spruce forest following Lost Creek to the Cub Creek Trail.
Fire InformationUnless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate


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